Jisho

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4 strokes
Radical:
bow
Parts:
pull, tug, jerk, admit, install, quote, refer to
Kun:
ひ.くひ.ける
On:
イン
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N3
218 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 引退 【インタイ】 retirement
  • 引責 【インセキ】 taking responsibility
  • 誘引 【ユウイン】 enticement, inducement, attraction
  • 吸引 【キュウイン】 absorption, suction, aspiration, attraction, draw

Kun reading compounds

  • 引く 【ひく】 to pull, to tug, to lead (e.g. a horse), to draw (attention, sympathy, etc.), to attract (e.g. interest), to draw back (e.g. one's hand), to draw in (one's chin, stomach, etc.), to pull in, to draw (a card, mahjong tile, etc.), to draw (a line, plan, etc.), to catch (a cold), to play (a stringed or keyboard instrument), to look up (e.g. a dictionary), to consult, to haul, to pull (vehicles), to subtract, to deduct, to recede, to ebb, to fade, to be descend from, to inherit (a characteristic), to quote, to cite, to raise (as evidence), to lay on (electricity, gas, etc.), to install (e.g. a telephone), to supply (e.g. water), to hold (e.g. a note), to apply (e.g. lipstick), to oil (e.g. a pan), to wax (e.g. a floor), to move back, to draw back, to recede, to lessen, to subside, to ebb, to resign, to retire, to quit
  • 引く手 【ひくて】 admirer, inducer
  • 引ける 【ひける】 to close, to be over, to break up (e.g. school), to lose one's nerve, to feel daunted

Readings

Japanese names:
いな、 ひき、 ひけ、 びき
Chinese:
yin3
Korean:
in

Spanish

  • tirar
  • remolcar
  • retroceder
  • ser guiado
  • arrastrar
  • tocar (instrumento de cuerda)

Portuguese

  • puxar
  • rebocar
  • sacudir
  • permitir
  • instalar
  • citação
  • referir-se

French

  • tirer
  • admettre
  • installer
  • citation
  • référence
  • jouer (musique)
  • attraper (froid)
156 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
81 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
77 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
238 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1562 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
271 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
167 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
144 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.2 Japanese for Busy People
216 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
216 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
257 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
605 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
207 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
133 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
160 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1240 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
9699 Morohashi
181 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1681 New Nelson (John Haig)
1232 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1318 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
263 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
87 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3554 2001 Kanji
3h1.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-1 SKIP code
1220.0 Four corner code
16-90 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5f15 Unicode hex code

2 strokes
Radical:
power, force
Parts:
power, strength, strong, strain, bear up, exert
Kun:
ちから
On:
リョクリキリイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N4
62 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 力 【リョク】 strength, power, proficiency, ability
  • 力役 【リキエキ】 physical labor, physical labour, physical work, forced labor imposed by the government (e.g. under the ritsuryo system)
  • 水力 【スイリョク】 hydraulic power, water power
  • 威力 【イリョク】 power, might, authority, influence
  • 力 【リキ】 strength, power, proficiency, ability, the strength of ... people, the strength of ... men
  • 力学 【リキガク】 mechanics, dynamics
  • 地力 【ジリキ】 one's own potential, real ability, one's own strength
  • 合力 【ゴウリョク】 resultant force, assistance, help, donation, alms, almsgiving

Kun reading compounds

  • 力 【ちから】 force, strength, might, vigour (vigor), energy, capability, ability, proficiency, capacity, faculty, efficacy, effect, effort, endeavours (endeavors), exertions, power, authority, influence, good offices, agency, support, help, aid, assistance, stress, emphasis, means, resources
  • 力強い 【ちからづよい】 powerful, strong, forceful, vigorous, reassuring, encouraging
  • 強い力 【つよいちから】 strong interaction, strong force
  • 弱い力 【よわいちから】 weak force, weak interaction

Readings

Japanese names:
じから、 つとむ
Chinese:
li4
Korean:
ryeog

Spanish

  • potencia
  • poder
  • fuerza
  • energía
  • vigor
  • énfasis

Portuguese

  • força
  • forte
  • esforço
  • suportar
  • exercer

French

  • force
  • fort
  • puissance
  • tension
  • tenir le coup
  • s'efforcer
  • employer (force)
148 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
38 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
74 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
69 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
715 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
53 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
128 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
11 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.15 Japanese for Busy People
100 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
100 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
173 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
207 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4178 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2114 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2860 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
866 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
2288 Morohashi
3371 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
521 New Nelson (John Haig)
858 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
922 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
38 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
9 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1645 2001 Kanji
2g0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
4-2-4 SKIP code
4002.7 Four corner code
46-47 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
529b Unicode hex code